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Penstemon rostriflorus


Penstemon rostriflorus is a large, long-lived beard tongue 2-3 feet tall producing tons of scarlet red tubular flowers from late July until frost.

Penstemon rostriflorus is a large, long-lived Rocky Mountain and Southwest beard tongue growing in a shrubby, evergreen mound 2-3 feet tall and producing a profusion of tubular, scarlet red tubular flowers from late July until frost. It is a hummingbird magnet. Plant in lean, average to dry soils in full sun.

Common Name: Bridges' Penstemon

Family: Plantaginaceae

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shady canyons, dry mountain slopes, and in open woodland.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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